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From the Publisher

We're thriving & growing. Working Hard. Building together.

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Contributors

These are the people that helped make this last issue of 2018 possible.

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CEC

People working together to make dreams come true.

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Ladybug Arborists

How can we help your trees today?

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#YQL Mission Sidewalk

Tis Better to give than receive...

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Dhillon School of Business

What Mr. Dhillion for the University was astonishing, but how did it impact the students? James Pantangco a graduated Dhillon School of Business student wrote his experience and how far the impact will go.

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Volunteer Lethbridge

Serving the Community of Lethbridge since 1981

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Humane Society of Lethbridge

Humans are not the only ones that benefit from philanthropy and volunteerism.

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Remembering the Last Shot Fired

Mentorship about the last shot fired in WW1.

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Finding Inspiration in the Kootenays

Adventures and finding inspiration in the Kootenays of BC.

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12 Things About Nov–Dec

The reality of November and December in Lethbridge.

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A Tribute

A Tribute story to her inspiring Brother

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#YQL Neighbours - Imogen Pohl

Imogen Pohl University of Lethbridge - Student & VP Academic of ULSU

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National Candy Month

We ate weird and gross stuff so you don’t have to. *Warning: We may have lost our taste buds for a few hours *

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Slough Chew Revue

Visit Namaste Nepali Resturant

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Stuffed Mushrooms

A Vegan and Gluten free recipe. Can be easily modified as you wish.

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Living by the Bridge

Community Giving

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Message from the Publisher

There are so many ways to celebrate marriage. In this special issue Lethbridge Living and the Diamonds Bridal Exhibition Event & Fashion Show collaborate to share stories of love, romance and all that goes int creating that very special day.

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Just Married

Let's go back in time to the wedding of Chelsey's sister, Courtney.

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Shotgun weddings, tying the knot, and a Baptismal Font

Decades ago opportunity knocked, and I answered to become a marriage officiant in a remote area.

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A Labour of Love

For Gerda May, becoming a marriage commissioner was a natural stop on her career path.

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Celebrating Ceremony

"Hey, Hon. I saw this and thought it might interest you."

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Exciting and Humbling

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A Memorable Marriage

Having just moved to Alberta, and with nothing to do, a lady with the vehicle registration peaked my interest in becoming a Civil Marriage Commissioner. In 2001, I applied to Alberta Vital Statistics for a position. The need was there, but the wheels turned slowly. After 5 years applying, I was finally appointed as a commissioner in October 2006. Being a people person, I was very pleased to be in my element.

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CONGRATULATIONS, you've got engaged

Now comes the fun part of planning your big day.

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What's in a WORD?

Weddings rely upon those all-important vows. Weddings are a celebration of the roads we share and so does the word on the street festival right here in Lethbridge.

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The Path Ahead

It all, started with a hike. Well, Perhaps a forced death march, in her words.

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Macleod Love Letters

Love Letters- Simply an expression of love in written form - used to be common as people were separted by distance and often had to rely on the mail to communicate.

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Confessions of a Shutterbug

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#YQLNEIGHBOURS

In the late nineteenth century, lists of questions were a popular diversion designed to discover new things about old friends. Apparently, when Marcel Proust was fourteen years old, his friend Antoinette asked him this lists of questions. This issue we rift on the famous Proust questionnaire to learn more about Whitney Bullock, Owner of The Pink Tie Events. Whitney is an expert at planning local events, decorating weddings and making her clients visions come to life.

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Bavaru Events- A Grand Tradition

Entertaining guests after a wedding ceremony is a grand tradition. The weeding reception allows the newlyweds to receive family and friends, for the first time as a married couple. Hosts provide their choice of food and drink, maybe a little wedding cake. The menu is chosen entirely at the discretion of the hosts. Enter the wedding caterer. Enter Chef Alejandro Davilla and his company Bavaru Events and Catering.

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Slough Chow Revue - Mocha Cabana Bistro

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St. Patricks Chruch

There has been a long history of churches in our community and one, The Catholic Church, has been with us since Lethbridge was laid out on the prairie top.

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By The Bridge

Enjoy the Journey...

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Lethbridge Rodeo History

Rodeo has been part of Lethbridge history for the past 114 years, starting in 1904, two years after Raymond’s first Stampede. The 1904 rodeo was staged by Ray Knight, creator of the Raymond event, as part of Lethbridge’s annual fair. It wasn’t the only new event that year. A parade was also held with a contingent of 400 Siksiksitaapi. The 1904 event was held at the 40-acre Queen Victoria Park, the original site of the exhibition. In 1911, the rodeo relocated to the present-day exhibition grounds and it was there in 1918 where the amalgamated Fair and Stampede occurred.

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Glorious & Free - Canada Day Fireworks

Every year, hundreds of people are involved with providing exciting entertainment, delicious food, and great music for our Canada Day celebration at Henderson Lake. For at least 40 years now, the event has taken place there with the fireworks being one of the biggest highlights of the night.

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Whoop-Up Days Parade

Whoop-Up Days Parade is a community event designed to entertain families and visitors in the community. It is the kick-off to Exhibition Park’s annual Whoop-Up Days Family Festival. The full week of festivities start with pancake breakfasts and bar-b-ques street dances and community coming together. Exhibition Park invites all Lethbridge businesses to join in the fun and excitement of Whoop-Up Days in the third week of August 21-25, 201

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Flip Fest

Touring Canada as a musician is no joke. Mind-numbingly long drives between shows, sketchy road stop food, unfamiliar sleeping situations, inevitable interpersonal band drama, and stretched finances are often the costs of getting to be on stage and sharing music with new audiences.

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Girls Rock Camp

Silvana Campus’ drive to be a musician started early. “I was really fortunate,” she says. “My dad was a drummer, so when I wanted to play there wasn’t a second thought.” That early support laid the foundation for Campus to build a musical career spanning two decades, numerous bands, and countless nights of rock and roll.

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Rodeo on Piikani

Rodeo has a long history in Blackfoot Culture. Just ask RCMP Constable Tyrone Potts. “I’ve owned horses all my life. Horses changed my path in life. My home life was difficult. My family had issues. I became addicted to horses and riding.” Tyrone is a direct descendent of Lethbridge folk-hero Jerry Potts. Tyrone acknowledges, “Horses are a big part of our lives as Blackfoot people.”

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London Road Market

London Road Market General Manager Dave Gurr asks, “Can you imagine? Starting a grocery store in the Great Depression? This was the era of food stamps. Nobody had any cash to spend on food.” The Gurr family story of meat cutters and grocers in Lethbridge began 1929.

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Slough Chew Revue - Tropical Cuisine

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Community Event - Bon Odori

Obon is a style of Japanese Buddhist folk dance performed outdoors in a circle around a taiko (drum) on a yagura the raised platform decorated with lanterns. Lethbridge community dancers gather for the the Bon Odori festival in Galt Gardens on July 14. This Japanese cultural tradition is a time to remember and honour those who have passed on, appreciate all that they have done and to recognize the continuation of their influence upon our lives. It is Obon Season in Lethbridge from July 1-July 15.

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Street Wheelers

What gets your engine revving? This year is the 40th anniversary of Street Wheelers. Tyler Stewart introduces us to local fan of the annual event. Whether you’re into watching fast cars rip down the drag, or simply admiring a nicely polished machine, Street Wheelers offers a variety of events for everyone from July 14-17 in locations around Lethbridge. Visit www.streetwheelers.com for full details.

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YQL Neighbours - Brad Brown

After 35 years of coaching, Lethbridge's very own Brad Brown shares how playing football changed his life. The Minor football league season starts August 21. Parents will get all the information they need at lethbridgeminorfootball.org.

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Give your child a head start in STEM!

Destination Exploration, the University of Lethbridge’s leading science outreach program, is once again offering a variety of summer camps for youth ages 5–16. Encouraging an interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) outside the classroom has been shown to have a positive effect on children’s perception of science and can translate to a lifelong appreciation. As a member of the Destination Exploration team, Humaira Enayetullah brings her enthusiasm for STEM to youth across Southern Alberta. Humaira believes that these science outreach activities are an effective tool in providing the community with a deeper understanding of science and its application in the real world. For more information on Destination Exploration summer camps, please visit: ulethbridge.ca/destination-exploration

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Literary Spotlight The Boy Who Couldn't Die

Lethbridge Living is pleased to present our new Literary Spotlight. Lethbridge has so many talented writers in our community and we pleased to share excepts of their work with the entire community.

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SCAPES - The Hutchings & Sharp Western Clothing

The Hutchings & Sharp Western Clothing business began as the A. E. Easton Company in the fall of 1909. It opened its doors on Round Street today’s 5 Street South between Rylands and Company sand the Hotel Dallas. The president of the company was E. F. Hutchings and A. (Albert) E. Easton was the managing director. The Easton Company manufactured and sold harness and saddlery of all kinds. In 1912, the name was changed to the Alberta Saddlery Company Limited (shown in the image below). They kept this name for another 12 years before it was changed to the name E. M. Carson Saddlery and Leather Goods in 1924. Mr. Robert Hutchings remained as president and E.M. Carson became managing director. Between the years 1936 to 1961, the managing directors changed and a name change to Baird’s Shoe and Leather Goods Limited. This business was sold in 1975 and it became Hutchings & Sharp, with James M. Sharp President and Mildred Aubin as Manager. The business closed in 1985.

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By the Bridge

Lethbridge Living is pleased to present a brand new backpage column "By The Bridge" by Les Vonkeman. In this issue, Les gives us some insight into how memories of rodeo touched his life walking the beat in his day job. The story begins with: The echo of thundering hooves…

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